While you may love the classic warmth of real wood blinds, real wood isn’t the best option for rooms that lend themselves to heat, harsh sunlight and humidity, such as bathrooms and sunrooms.
You’re not out of luck, though! When you want the look of real wood but need something moisture-resistant, turn to faux wood blinds—specifically, 2-inch faux wood blinds.
Faux wood blinds stand up to the elements, making them an attractive alternative to real wood blinds. The beauty of 2-inch faux wood blinds is that they provide a more open view than smaller slat sizes, so you can take in the landscape outside your window.
For durability plus style in a faux wood blind, consider EverWood Alternative Wood Blinds. They resist fading, yellowing, warping or bowing, making them excellent for rooms that are prone to a lot of heat and humidity. Their durability also makes them great for high-traffic areas, such as kids’ rooms. (And they’re easy to clean—simply dust slats with a soft, clean cloth or vacuum them with a brush attachment.)
With EverWood 2-inch blinds, you can enjoy a complete view to the outdoors, without lifting the blind. And with over 50 color choices, you have an extensive variety of possibilities for complementing your design aesthetic.
EverWood blinds are also available with three control options, all of which are safer for kids, as they lack long, dangling cords. Choose from the LiteRise® or SimpleLift™ systems or from PowerView® Automation (PowerView provides tilt-only for blind slats).
Decided to opt for 2-inch faux wood blinds? Before you meet with a window treatment expert to nail down the details, you may want to measure your windows, just so you have an idea of the size you’ll need. (Of course, a Hunter Douglas window treatment expert will take care of measuring—and installing—for you.)
Before measuring, consider whether you want an inside or outside mounted blind. If inside mounted, you’ll need to make sure your window is square by measuring horizontally at the top, center and bottom, vertically along both sides and center, and diagonally. Also measure the frame depth and take into account any window hardware that might obstruct the blind.